Antonella Rapa from Ta’ Sannat, Gozo was born on the 7 of August 1996. From a very young age she has shown interest in music in fact she started playing the piano at the age of 5 years old. Today she has her Grade 8 in both practice and theory.
When it comes to singing Antonella has been practicing since she was very young and participated in various local festivals. She has formed part of different choirs which include the children’s choir during Animae Gospel Choir’s first concert where they performed at the Manoel Theatre, she was part of the Spiteri Lucas children’s choir and also had the honour of forming part of the Joseph Calleja children’s choir.
Antonella has also taken part in the Sas-Sitta singing competition in which she emerged victorious. In 2012, she had the opportunity to sing at the Granaries in Floriana as part of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, talent Żgħażugħ 2012 where she sang X’Qaltli L- Arzella composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas to the lyrics of Prof Joe Friggieri.
She is currently one of the finalists of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2015 with the song Żmien Sabiħ penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Joe Formosa. She reach the final 20. This will be Antonella’s first major competition on our islands but will surely be looking for more opportunities to broaden her horizons.
She is currently reading for a degree in Music at the University of Malta where she’ll fulfill another dream once she successfully finishes the course.